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Fantasy Cup begins

Post by Not So Special One » 31 Jan 2009, 03:59

Just noticed that CYKI's Fantasy Cup side game begins this gameweek. All who were 32,768th or higher, the top 70% or so, after Tuesday's fixtures are in.

My first opponent hasn't made any transfers all season, and has Dean Ashton in his starting 11. Yet he's accumulated 843 points over the season, putting him in the top 1/3 of the league, and last week he got 36 points, not far below the league average of 40. How? By having Torres, Ronaldo, and Ireland in his side, with Torres as captain. Unless he's running some kind of experiment, it makes you wonder why he bothered to enter at all. But watch him beat me nonetheless - I've already been kicked out of 2 fantasy league cup competitions by teams with far fewer points than mine, which just goes to show.

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Re: Fantasy Cup begins

Post by RomynPG » 31 Jan 2009, 10:37

Good spot :)

See if I can manage not to get knocked out in the first round of this one ... my campaign in FPL lasted just one week :(

If current ranking is any guide I should make it, 107 vs 9186, but it's a Cup comp so no doubt it won't all go according to plan.

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Re: Fantasy Cup begins

Post by flyingkillercob » 31 Jan 2009, 14:58

My opponent last made transfers for GW22 and left the captaincy on Defoe :D

However, I have Delap :(

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Re: Fantasy Cup begins

Post by keithy007 » 02 Feb 2009, 14:38

'Not so Special one' wrote:
Just noticed that CYKI's Fantasy Cup side game begins this gameweek. All who were 32,768th or higher, the top 70% or so, after Tuesday's fixtures are in.

My first opponent hasn't made any transfers all season, and has Dean Ashton in his starting 11. Yet he's accumulated 843 points over the season, putting him in the top 1/3 of the league, and last week he got 36 points, not far below the league average of 40. How? By having Torres, Ronaldo, and Ireland in his side, with Torres as captain. Unless he's running some kind of experiment, it makes you wonder why he bothered to enter at all. But watch him beat me nonetheless - I've already been kicked out of 2 fantasy league cup competitions by teams with far fewer points than mine, which just goes to show.


My young nephew picked his team for CYKI for the first time this season :) ...
...then promptly had better things to do or couldn't be bothered and hasn't made a transfer :evil: !
But he has 946 points and no Ronaldo in the team, so I dread to think how he'd have done if he'd put in the effort.

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Re: Fantasy Cup begins

Post by Mintman » 04 Feb 2009, 01:30

I didn't realise the Fantasy Cup had started! However I did make it safely through to the second round 51-32. Things are looking good for the next round too, as my opponent only has 2 doublers and also has defoe!! Also I won my first every prize from fantasy football!!!! :shock: I managed to place in the top 20 for January and narrowly missed out on a beat league prize too, I topped a league that was 2nd overall for January!! I just need to try and cure my transfer addiction now!!!! :roll:

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Re: Fantasy Cup begins

Post by Not So Special One » 04 Feb 2009, 13:11

Well, I'm out. What can I say? My do-nothing opponent's captain was Torres = 20 points. With Lampard as my captain, and Mike Riley sending him off for a perfectly good tackle with 30 minutes to play, that was -4 points to overcome. I wuz robbed.

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Re: Fantasy Cup begins

Post by DrBunker » 04 Feb 2009, 15:02

Same story here. I pay attention to my team every week and yet I'm beaten by someone with Harewood, Kitson, J Cole, Nolan and Giggs in their side. :evil:

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Re: Fantasy Cup begins

Post by flyingkillercob » 04 Feb 2009, 16:18

Safely through the first round 31-19 despite the best efforts of Delap and Lampard! My next opponent has never made any transfers, although he would have beaten me with 36 last week. Adebayor (c) and Torres are his main threats to my progress.

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Re: Fantasy Cup begins

Post by DrBunker » 04 Feb 2009, 16:30

It really doesn't seem in the spirit of the game that the top 70-odd% get to take part in the without any other filtering process. Surely the people who run the game would prefer it if only the committed players were included. It does seem to be complete luck as I'm just outside the top 1000 at the moment but that's not to say I have a problem being beaten by someone outside the top 10,000 as long as they're still active. This would inevitably make the cup comp shorter but I'm sure it'd be better this way.

Rant over :)

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Re: Fantasy Cup begins

Post by GM » 04 Feb 2009, 16:52

I thought my 29 score was dismal, but my opposition managed 16 so somehow I made it through.

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Re: Fantasy Cup begins

Post by Not So Special One » 07 Feb 2009, 10:38

Getting trounced by a manager who hasn't actually played the game in months - kind of keeps you humble. :)

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Re: Fantasy Cup begins

Post by golden bear » 07 Feb 2009, 11:01

I was also knocked out first round by a Torres captainer - at least they were still taking it seriously even if they were 34,937th to my 102nd :roll:

Magic of the cup my ass

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Re: Fantasy Cup begins

Post by DrBunker » 07 Feb 2009, 11:08

golden bear wrote:Magic of the cup my ass
To be fair being beaten by lesser teams kind of is what the magic of the cup is all about! ;) It's the teams that are managerless and who field only half a viable team that bug me.

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Re: Fantasy Cup begins

Post by Grandad » 07 Feb 2009, 11:36

Away to tigers in round 2. He has no Lamps or Fake, only 2 players involved in the double round and Defoe (c) :lol:

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Re: Fantasy Cup begins

Post by golden bear » 07 Feb 2009, 11:39

DrBunker wrote:
golden bear wrote:Magic of the cup my ass
To be fair being beaten by lesser teams kind of is what the magic of the cup is all about! ;) It's the teams that are managerless and who field only half a viable team that bug me.

Yeah, it's magic when it happens to other people......

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Re: Fantasy Cup begins

Post by DrBunker » 07 Feb 2009, 11:49

Grandad wrote:Away to tigers in round 2. He has no Lamps or Fake, only 2 players involved in the double round and Defoe (c) :lol:
If you lose that one you should probably take up a new hobby! :lol:

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Re: Fantasy Cup begins

Post by flyingkillercob » 21 Feb 2009, 16:52

My opponent took a 4-pt hit this week, which included C Cole :arrow: Cisse :lol: And he has also got VDS as his keeper and captained Vidic :lol: :lol:

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